Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Opportunity Knocks - March 26th, 2014

It is wonderful to have such a wonderful response to my new project!  I've had several people contact me to thank me for taking this on, though it is my pleasure to be able to shed a little extra light on a sampling of our area's efforts.  

I hope that you'll share this post from wherever you might be reading it with friends, fans, and followers so that together we can put our social media to work and spread these community efforts far and wide. 

Do you have an opportunity that you'd like to share? Please send it to me at

Monday, 24 March 2014

It Happened 30 years ago today...

Do you feel old yet? I know *I* sure do! 

It first happened a week or so ago when my youngest daughter messaged me and told me that she'd finally seen "The Breakfast Club" at long last.  I have to admit here that I'd chuckled a bit, because I have only been referring to it as one of my favourite movies of all-time for most of her life..  but better late than never, right?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Opportunity Knocks ~ Your Chance To Get Involved!

I had originally hoped to get this column launched for Friday, but sadly as with most things in life we sometimes get waylaid.  I often joke that I'm not behind, but rather ahead of the game for the next round..    I'm not sure if that's entirely accurate, but it occasionally makes me feel better..  :) 
Do you have an opportunity that you'd like to share? Please send it to me at

Friday, 7 March 2014

Opportunity Knocks - A New Project.

As many of you know, I've often referred to my medical saga and "My life as a guinea pig", and have been known to quip about having donated all the parts I'd intended to, to science..  

Even after all these years, I still find myself grateful that I get to wake up each morning knowing that the mere fact that I'm living is a gift..

This fall, I will have the chance to celebrate 20 years since my diagnosis with ovarian cancer.  It was the first, but not the last time a doctor would tell me that I was lucky to be alive and almost died.  Sure, there have been other medical trials and tribulations since - sometimes seemingly more than my share -  but I am here.  That in itself is worth a happy shout out!  

I am a firm believer in the "Pay It Forward" movement.  With so much to be grateful for, I've always thought that it couldn't hurt to throw a little good karma out into the universe now and then.  So many out there just seem to busy to take the time,  or think that giving back means digging into your wallet, or many hours of volunteer time, and though it certainly can include those things, it is so much more than that.  

In working with EON, I've been fortunate to have the opportunity to promote the great work going on in the community, and shed a little light -- often seeking out that little light -- to share the message with our readers.  I consider it my own personal "give back" project. 

Honestly, if you have the opportunity to make a difference, and you don't use it, that opportunity is wasted.  I try not to waste much. 

There are as many opportunities to help out, and to give back to the community as there are different people in that community.  It could be as simple as a short periodic phone call, or a small time commitment,  perhaps a particular festival event,  or it could be as simple as saving requested items for a community project.  

In the weeks that come, I will be featuring a variety of area opportunities to help out, give back and support the communities we live in.  If you have an opportunity that you would like to share, I encourage you to share it with me at  

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